Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) Journalist-in-residence Programme 2019 in Antwerp, Belgium (Funded)

Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) Journalist-in-residence Programme 2019 in Antwerp, Belgium (Funded)

Deadline: June 24, 2019

Are you a journalist living and working in Africa, Asia or Latin America? Are you passionate by the fascinating world of infectious diseases and international health? The Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) in Antwerp welcomes applications for the sixth edition of its journalist-in-residence programme.

Through fundamental and applied research, advanced education and expert services, ITM advances medical science to solve tropical, poverty-related and global health threats. The selected journalist will interact with world experts in a wide range of topics in biomedical sciences, clinical sciences and public health during his or her stay at ITM in Antwerp. As ITM journalist-in-residence, s/he will have time to explore different areas or delve deeply into a single topic.

If you are interested in the global health challenges that await us and you are available on October 9 and 10, you can take part in the 60th ITM colloquium during your residency. “Connecting the dots” is the 60th ITM colloquium in which experts from across the world gather in Antwerp to discuss the most pressing issues facing the tropical medicine and international health community. The journalist-in-residence will get the chance to meet with the key speakers who will discuss topics such as migration, climate change, etc. and the impact on our health.

The initiative is part of ITM’s capacity building programme in developing countries financed by the Belgian Directorate-General for Development (DGD).

Benefits

  • Journalists working in all types of media are offered the unique opportunity to write a series of articles, shoot a documentary or make a podcast in the area of infectious diseases and international health;
  • ITM’s Journalist-in-Residence 2019 gets the opportunity to deepen his/her understanding of topical issues in tropical medicine and global health during a stay of a few weeks in Antwerp.

Eligibility

  • Open to journalist living and working in Africa, Asia or Latin America;
  • Applicants should be interested in issues of infectious diseases and international health;
  • Journalists may be working in any type of media.

Application

Click here to apply

For more information, visit ITM Journalist-in-residence Programme.

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